Austrian Brass Septet Returns to Indiana

Posted on 10/7/2013 10:35:15 AM

Continuing into its 2013–2014 Ovations! season, the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host an encore performance by a septet that combines music with a heavy dose of absurdest theater, Mnozil Brass.  This one-night performance will take place on Friday, October 18, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Since first performing once a month at a very small tavern across the road from the renowned Vienna College of Music which they attended, Mnozil Brass has managed to develop a unique style.  They blend this style of humor and comedic antics with musical elements of Austrian and German folk music as well as rearrangements of classical, jazz, and pop pieces. 

Just over 20 years after those performances in that Vienna pub, Mnozil has traveled worldwide, performing at such venues as the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and London’s Royal Albert Hall.  This year’s theme, “Happy Birthday,” is their jubilant celebration of that success.

They first appeared in Indiana two seasons ago to wild, thunderous success. Their return marks their first stop in this year’s U.S. tour that includes Michigan, California, North Carolina, and Florida.

Mnozil BrassTickets for this October 18 event are available now at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP campus or online at IUP Tickets. They can also be purchased by calling the HUB ticket office at (724) 357-1313.  Remaining tickets can be purchased at the door one hour prior to the performance.  Tickets are priced at $24 for regular admission, $20 for seniors citizens and groups, and $12 for students or children.

This concert is presented as part of IUP’s International Education Week activities.

The Ovations! series is funded, in part, by donations through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships, grants, and the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually.

More information on this and other events within the Lively Arts is available by calling (724) 357-2787.



Mnozil Brass

Mnozil Brass

October 18, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

An Austrian septet that combines musical virtuosity with absurdist theatre, the group’s name means “nozzle,” and refers to the Mnozil Pub, a little place near the Vienna College of Music where the founding members used to get together to drink and play music.

This event is over.

For more information, visit Mnozil Brass, e-mail , or call 724-357-2787.